cinch

Something that's a cinch is incredibly easy. It's a cinch to eat a meticulously decorated cake — it's much more complicated to bake and frost one.

Cinch is one of those words with many meanings that seem unrelated at first glance. The original 19th century North American definition, which is still used today, is "saddle girth," the straps that keep a horse's saddle in place. As a verb, cinch means "to pull tight," the way you'd cinch a belt. Informally, to cinch is to make absolutely certain: "It'll cinch her college decision if that school offers a scholarship."

Primary Meanings of cinch

1.
nv
stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place
tie a cinch around
2.
v
make sure of
3.
n
any undertaking that is easy to do
4.
n
a form of all fours in which the players bid for the privilege of naming trumps
Full Definitions of cinch
1

n stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place

Synonyms:
girth
Type of:
saddlery, stable gear, tack
gear for a horse

v tie a cinch around

cinch horses”
Synonyms:
girth
Type of:
fasten, fix, secure
cause to be firmly attached

v get a grip on; get mastery of

Type of:
control, master
have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of
2

v make sure of

Type of:
ascertain, assure, check, control, ensure, insure, see, see to it
be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
3

n any undertaking that is easy to do

Synonyms:
breeze, child's play, duck soup, picnic, piece of cake, pushover, snap, walkover
Types:
doddle
an easy task
Type of:
labor, project, task, undertaking
any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
4

n a form of all fours in which the players bid for the privilege of naming trumps

Type of:
all fours, high-low-jack
card games in which points are won for taking the high or low or jack or game

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